It can be said that Hlompho Kekana is a scorer of great goals, and in light of his recent cracker against Cape Town City, we take a look at three times the Mamelodi Sundowns man could well have won the Fifa Puskas Award with his efforts at goal. Check it out!
Liverpool great Xabi Alonso and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney, among others, were known as long-range specialists in their prime. In South Africa, however, Kekana has rightfully claimed that title of a player who is able to score the spectacular.
In fact, back in 2016, the Bafana Bafana man was among the nominees for the much-coveted Puskas Award, an accolade given to the player who scored the best goal around the world in a particular year.
Despite not winning the prize, many felt that Kekana's halfway line effort against Cameroon in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier was worthy of the No. 1 spot.
Kekana's Puskas-worthy effort in 2016:
In 2017, Kekana scored one of the finest goals of his illustrious career when he caught Wayne Sandilands napping and hit a strike from the halfway line in an Absa Premiership match against Orlando Pirates.
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More recently, many fans feel that Kekana's show-stopper against City could well be a contender for the next edition of the Puskas Award.
Kekana leaving the CTC goalkeeper rooted this week:
Do you think Kekana deserve a Puskas Award for any of these efforts?